National Week of Action on School Pushout

Grantee Event
Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00 am EDT to Sunday October 29, 2017 8:00 pm EDT –

Every year members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) hold a nationwide week of action on school discipline and education justice. The theme this year is Education is a Human Right! We Will Not Give Up the Fight! DSC members and allies will hold local events across the country, and participate in our two-day National Week of Action Event in New Orleans on October 23-24.

DSC members and allies call on the federal government, states, districts, and schools to: 

  1. Shift funding from school police to counselors, peace builders, and positive discipline.
  2. Fund and use transformative and restorative justice, mediation, and positive interventions.
  3. Stop arresting and pushing out students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities at higher rates. *Black students are pushed out at the highest rates nationally.)
  4. Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law -- the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  5. End paddling and physical punishment in all schools.
  6. Invest in public education, not privatization and charter schools.